Software Update Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TMK044, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. TMK044 macrumors newbie

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    Hello. Does anyone know if it is possible to download the Software Update files directly from Apple? Back when I used to work on Windows machines, I'd download Service Packs and burn them to CD, so I could avoid the time it took to download them for each individual machine that I set up. I would like to do the same for OS X. After a fresh install, there's always this 600+ MB file that takes forever to download. It would make my setup tasks and disaster recovery much quicker if I had the packages on CD.

    Thanks,
    --TMK.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. TMK044 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help! That will probably save me some time in the future.
     
  4. TMK044 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One final question:

    If I download a copy of the latest cumulative update (presently 10.6.4), will it potentially speed up the Software Update process in the future should I install a new system? Here's what I plan to do:

    1.) Install OS X from the DVD.
    2.) Install the Cumulative Update (10.6.4) from CD.
    3.) Run Software Update

    If they come up with a new cumulative update, am I fighting a losing battle? The specific instance in which I see some utility in this approach is in setting up systems with 10.5 on them. In the recent past I set up two, and the first update after the installation took as long (if not longer) than the installation itself.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The only time you're saving is the download time. Installation time will remain the same.
     

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